By Yael Navaro-Yashin
Faces of the State is a penetrating examine of the creation of a state-revering political tradition within the public lifetime of Nineteen Nineties Turkey. during this new contribution to the anthropology of the nation, Yael Navaro-Yashin brings contemporary poststructuralist and psychoanalytic concept to endure at the learn of the political. Delving deeper than reviews of nationalist discourse that might specialise in consciously articulated narratives of political id, the writer explores websites of "fantasy" within the public-political area of Istanbul.
The publication makes a speciality of the clash over secularism within the aftermath of an Islamist victory within the city's municipalities. against this with reviews that may problematize and objectify spiritual routine, the writer examines the company of secularists lower than a country widely recognized for its "secularist" regulations. The complexity and dynamism of the context studied strikes well past scholarly differences among "secularity" and "religion," in addition to "state" and "society." right here, secularism and Islamism become diverse guises for a tradition of statism the place humans from "society" compete to say "Turkish tradition" for themselves and their existence practices. With this paintings that stretches the limits of regionalism, the writer situates her anthropological learn of Turkey not just in scholarship at the heart East, but additionally within the broader challenge of considering "Europe" anew.
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